DIGITAL JUNE 2021

Navigating Complexities of the Digital Economy in India
14-17 June 2021

Entering the Indian Digital Ecosystem

India is on the forefront of the growth of digital economy fueled by young, aspiring population having access to playing-field leveling technologies.

This has attracted the entire spectrum of companies — from the FAANG to startups — and investors—from largest sovereign wealth funds to private equity and venture capital firms to family offices and individual angel investors.

This virtual four-day conference will focus on strategic, legal and tax issues involved in entering and operating in the digital economy ecosystem in India.

KEY TOPICS

  • Entering the Indian Digital Economy ecosystem

  • Various business models and their regulatory considerations

  • Alternate investment structures

  • Intermediaries and their liabilities

  • Data ownership and protection

  • Preferential treatment & exclusivity on platforms

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Competition law issues

  • Tax considerations including equalization levy

  • Employment and human resources law issues in shared economy

PROGRAM

This virtual conference begins on 14th June 2021 and continues for four consecutive days. We have organized two sessions daily to accommodate the US, European and Indian participants.

In each session, the first hour will be for a panel discussion and Q&A followed by 15-minutes of a breakout group to meet speakers and networking.

Topic and Key Issues Speakers
1

Monday 14th June

10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Supported by
USIBC
Opening Keynote Conversation
Digital Economy – An Indian Perspective
  • Explosive growth and potential in India
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Foreign direct investment – from regulators’ perspective
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Nishith Desai
Vivek Pandit

Mihir A. Parikh

Session Chair

Gowree Gokhale
Vaibhav Parikh
2

Monday 14th June

11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Supported by
IVCA
Entering the Digital Economy in India
  • Investment structures – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Competition law Issues
    • Dominance through data access
    • Impact on innovation
    • Killer acquisitions
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Nishchal Joshipura

Session Chair

Eric Winston
Harshita Srivastava
Neville Taraporewalla
Ratnadeep Roychowdhury
3

Tuesday 15th June

10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Supported by
IAMAI
Regulatory Considerations in Various Business Models
  • E-Commerce models
  • Intermediaries & their liabilities
  • OTT platforms
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Vivek Kathpalia

Session Chair

Gowree Gokhale
Huzefa Tavawalla
Rakesh Maheshwari
Tarun Katial
4

Tuesday 15th June

11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Supported by
FICCI
Data Ownerships and Protection
  • Right to privacy
  • Personal data protection
  • Non-Personal data protection, including recent reforms for geospatial and maps data
  • Impact on digital economy business models
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Vaibhav Parikh

Session Chair

Aaron Kamath
Amlan Mohanty
Inika Charles
Jennifer Tiang
5

Wednesday 16th June

10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Supported by
CUTS
Preferential Treatment & Exclusivity on Platforms
  • Network effects
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Abuse of dominance – Recent cases & actions
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Vyapak Desai

Session Chair

Payel Chatterjee
Payal Malik
Suman Bery
Vinay Shukla
6

Wednesday 16th June

11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Supported by
IFA
Equalization Levy and Other Tax Considerations
  • Equalization levy and recent expansion – Applicability and exclusions
  • Obligations, responsibilities and practical implications in various digital economy models
  • Software batch appeals
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Parul Jain

Session Chair

Dr. Dhruv Sanghavi
Dr. Leopoldo Parada
Meyyappan Nagappan
Rajat Bansal
7

Thursday 17th June

10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Supported by
NASSCOM
Human Resources in Shared Economy
  • Labor law reforms - Four new labor codes
  • Work from anywhere & managing the hybrid model
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Vikram Shroff

Session Chair

Ajay Solanki
Deepak Arora
Perzine Dadyburjor
Preetha Soman
8

Thursday 17th June

11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Supported by
Wilsen-Center
Closing Session Keynote - Professional Services in a Digital World: A Global Perspective
Sectorial Perspective on Digital Economy
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • FinTech/payment systems – incl. blockchain
  • Media & online gaming
  • EduTech
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Lee Frederiksen

Dr. Milind Antani

Session Chair

Aarushi Jain
Darren Punnen
Jaideep Reddy
Tanisha Khanna
Program and Key topics
1 Monday 14th June
10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Opening Keynote Conversation
Digital Economy – An Indian Perspective
  • Explosive growth and potential in India
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Foreign direct investment – from regulators’ perspective


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Nishith Desai
Vivek Pandit

Mihir A. Parikh

Session Chair

Gowree Gokhale
Vaibhav Parikh
Supported by
USIBC
2 Monday 14th June
11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Entering the Digital Economy in India
  • Investment structures – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Competition law Issues
    • Dominance through data access
    • Impact on innovation
    • Killer acquisitions
Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers

Nishchal Joshipura

Session Chair

Eric Winston
Harshita Srivastava
Neville Taraporewalla
Ratnadeep Roychowdhury


Supported by
IVCA
3 Tuesday 15th June
10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Regulatory Considerations in Various Business Models
  • E-Commerce models
  • Intermediaries & their liabilities
  • OTT platforms


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Vivek Kathpalia

Session Chair

Gowree Gokhale
Huzefa Tavawalla
Rakesh Maheshwari
Tarun Katial
Supported by
IAMAI
4 Tuesday 15th June
11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Data Ownerships and Protection
  • Right to privacy
  • Personal data protection
  • Non-Personal data protection, including recent reforms for geospatial and maps data
  • Impact on digital economy business models


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Vaibhav Parikh

Session Chair

Aaron Kamath
Amlan Mohanty
Inika Charles
Jennifer Tiang
Supported by
FICCI
5 Wednesday 16th June
10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Preferential Treatment & Exclusivity on Platforms
  • Network effects
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Abuse of dominance – Recent cases & actions


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Vyapak Desai

Session Chair

Payel Chatterjee
Payal Malik
Suman Bery
Vinay Shukla
Supported by
CUTS
6 Wednesday 16th June
11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Equalization Levy and Other Tax Considerations
  • Equalization levy and recent expansion – Applicability and exclusions
  • Obligations, responsibilities and practical implications in various digital economy models
  • Software batch appeals


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Parul Jain

Session Chair

Dr. Dhruv Sanghavi
Dr. Leopoldo Parada
Meyyappan Nagappan
Rajat Bansal
Supported by
IFA
7 Thursday 17th June
10:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CET / 8:00 p.m. IST

Human Resources in Shared Economy
  • Labor law reforms - Four new labor codes
  • Work from anywhere & managing the hybrid model


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Vikram Shroff

Session Chair

Ajay Solanki
Deepak Arora
Perzine Dadyburjor
Preetha Soman
Supported by
NASSCOM
8 Thursday 17th June
11:45 a.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. PT / 5:45 p.m. CET / 9:15 p.m. IST

Closing Session Keynote - Professional Services in a Digital World: A Global Perspective
Sectorial Perspective on Digital Economy
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • FinTech/payment systems – incl. blockchain
  • Media & online gaming
  • EduTech


Breakout to meet speakers and networking
Speakers
Lee Frederiksen

Dr. Milind Antani

Session Chair

Aarushi Jain
Darren Punnen
Jaideep Reddy
Tanisha Khanna
Supported by
Wilsen-Center

SUGGESTED READING

A list of reading recommendations for research papers and articles related to the event is available here.

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MCLE CREDIT FOR STATE BARS OF CALIFORNIA & NEW YORK

An application requesting MCLE/CLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by State Bars of California & New York.
If you wish to receive MCLE/CLE credit, please send an email to Linette.h@nishithdesai.com including the following information:

1. The Code announced during the webinar
2. Full name, Email address, Contact phone number
3. State Bar No.

 

 

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